Prosecutors have charged a Long Beach man with making a false bomb threat and resisting arrest for allegedly running into a classroom at Cerritos College and claiming to have a bomb.
Mohammad Sameem Yaqubi, 23, was set to be arraigned on the charges today but was a no-show in court, according to a clerk. He’s being held in jail on $25,000 bail, according to sheriff’s department records. He is charged with two felonies: malicious informing of a false bomb and resisting arrest, as well as a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. He faces four years in county jail if convicted as charged.
The bomb scare sparked a two-hour lockdown at the Norwalk campus on Tuesday morning.
“At 11:53 in the morning a suspect walked into one of our classrooms, said he was a terrorist and had a bomb with him,” said college president Jose Fierro in a Facebook live video broadcast by the campus.
A student called 911 and the police shut down the area while they searched for Yaqubi and checked to make sure there was no explosive, authorities said.
Yaqubi is not a student, they said. He was quickly arrested.
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